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Water restoration work in Abaco on target says WSC Executive Chairman
- Apr 1, 2021 - 4:02:29 PM
Water restoration efforts are progressing in Abaco almost two years since the passage of Hurricane Dorian.
Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), Adrian Gibson
said the COVID-19 pandemic has created logistical issues and impeded the
work there but the Corporation is on target...
Tourism Minister: ‘Vaccination is critical to economic turnaround’
- Apr 1, 2021 - 2:45:25 PM
Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar has urged
Bahamians, particularly those in the tourism industry, to take advantage
of the opportunities to get vaccinated.
“Our country, the
revival of our critical tourism industry, employment, incomes, are
dependent on tourism and tourism, trust me, is dependent on people
getting vaccinated,” Minister D’Aguilar said...
Public Notice: Closure of The 2020-2021 Crawfish Season
- Apr 1, 2021 - 12:49:15 PM
The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general
public that the Crawfish Open Season will come to a close on the 1st of
April 2021 and will reopen on the1st of August, 2021.
this time the capture of crawfish or any other marine resource with the
use of air compres-sors is prohibited and should not be found onboard
any vessel at any time...
New travel requirements announced for Eleuthera and Harbour Island
- Mar 31, 2021 - 8:20:44 PM
In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (Risk
Management) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, persons traveling
from Harbour Island and Eleuthera will now be required to undergo a
RTPCR COVID-19 test in order to obtain a travel health visa.
requirement is effective Thursday 1 April 2021 and applies to persons
older than 10 years of age traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera...
The Bahamas receives the first COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility
- Mar 31, 2021 - 2:30:11 PM
- The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through
the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic
Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi,
UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health
The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide...
Campbell applauds Police for key role in Urban Development
- Mar 31, 2021 - 2:07:13 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, applauded those members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force --
past and present -- who are/were attached to the Urban Renewal Programme
for “never shrinking in the face of their responsibility.”
Campbell was addressing the Urban Renewal Commission’s First Police
Awards Ceremony hosted (Friday, March 19) at Salem Union Baptist Church
Parks great for communities, says Youth Minister
- Mar 30, 2021 - 11:09:36 AM
Parks are essential for the development of young people, said Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on Saturday, March 27.
Lewis was present to officially open the Wellington Pinder Community
Park, an area developed by the City of Freeport Council.
Minister said as someone also from Water Cay, a small community, he
knows “what it means to ensure that these communities are equipped with
facilities to ensure the further growth and development of our young
Bahamas Christian Council Executives receive first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
- Mar 30, 2021 - 10:41:58 AM
President of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) Bishop Delton Fernander
and First Vice-President Pastor Mario Moxey and their wives, received
their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March
29, 2021 at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road.
(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)...
Congratulations to Jazrado ‘Jazz‘ Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major League Baseball
- Mar 29, 2021 - 4:30:20 PM
The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture is excited to extend congratulations to 23-year-old Bahamian
Baseball player, Jazz Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major
League Baseball as the 2nd baseman for the Miami Marlins team.
who was always a highly regarded prospect was competing against another
top prospect, Puerto Rican native, Isan Diaz for the only open full
Government and AML Foods Distributed 350 Food Packages on Saturday
- Mar 29, 2021 - 4:04:57 PM
The Government’s partnership with AML Foods in a Food Distribution
Network continues, according to Minister of State for Finance and for
Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. Minister Thompson said the
government was very pleased to continue its partnership with AML Foods
and was on hand on Saturday, March 27, 2021 to hand out 350 packages for
residents in need. The
distribution took place on the grounds of Cost Right Wholesale Club.
“We started the Grand Bahama food program as a result of Covid-‐19...
Rebuilding Grand Bahama Documentary Series
- Mar 29, 2021 - 3:17:48 PM
The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama invites you to watch the Rebuilding Grand Bahama Documentary Series.
is our story of the rebuilding process in Grand Bahama post Hurricane
Dorian as we rebuild homes, businesses, roads, but most importantly we
are rebuilding the LIVES of PEOPLE...
Minister Thompson officially opens Churchill Tener-Knowles Community Park
- Mar 29, 2021 - 2:44:45 PM
“When it comes to honouring people like Churchill Tener-Knowles, it’s
never political, it’s personal,” said Minister of State for Finance and
for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson.
“It’s personal because we know of the life that he has lived. And we know of the service he has given.”
Thompson’s remarks came during the official naming ceremony of the
Churchill Tener-Knowles Community Park, on Saturday, March 27, 2021...
Director General shares optimistic on the state of tourism
- Mar 29, 2021 - 1:26:44 PM
In a recent meeting of The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s
Board of Directors & Membership Meeting, Director General Joy
Jibrilu shared hopeful news that the tourism industry is well on the way
Noting that 2020 was a challenging year, not only
for the country but also globally, Jibrilu expressed her excitement on
the current position that the industry holds. “Our insights show us that
there is huge interest in Caribbean travel, and specifically travel to
Data has shown that this interest has peaked since
the opening of the borders. Reflecting this trend is the latest report
from the Expedia Group’s North American sites...
COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX Facility scheduled to arrive this week
- Mar 29, 2021 - 9:31:25 AM
The Bahamas has been informed by the Pan-American Health Organization
(PAHO) that it will receive 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19
vaccine through the COVAX Facility this week.
batch represents the first tranche of a total of 100,800 doses
earmarked for The Bahamas and pre-paid through the PAHO Revolving Fund...
NEMA Conducts Community Emergency Response Training
- Mar 29, 2021 - 9:05:42 AM
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, conducted a Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) training workshop, teaching lifesaving
skills to a group of individuals on New Providence.
workshop was held March 22 to 27, 2021, ending with a simulated exercise
on the grounds of NEMA and the nearby area. Scenarios called for
participants to transfer what they learned in the event real-life
disasters were to occur...
Equinor re-commits to Grand Bahama
- Mar 28, 2021 - 6:18:55 PM
The corporate leadership of EQUINOR SOUTH RIDING POINT in The
Bahamas paid a courtesy call upon the Attorney-‐General and Minister of
Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel, and Minister of the
Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferriera, at the Office
of the Attorney-‐General, March 18, 2021.
The team from EQUINOR presented a video overview of the impact of
PHA mourns the loss of PMH Deputy Medical Chief of Staff
- Mar 28, 2021 - 12:38:48 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) joins the Princess Margaret
Hospital (PMH) family in mourning the passing of Dr. Cordelia Nairn,
Deputy Medical Chief of Staff. Dr. Nairn passed away on March 25th and
leaves a legacy as a compassionate clinician and an able hospital
A graduate of the College of the Bahamas and Tennessee State
University, Dr. Nairn earned her Associates of Science degree in Biology
and Chemistry and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology before
enrolling in the UWI Medical Program in 1999.
Dr. Nairn enjoyed successful career as a physician spanning over sixteen (16) years...
New Marine Patrol Craft Commissioned in Grand Bahama
- Mar 27, 2021 - 8:27:31 PM
Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister, the Hon. Michael
Pintard, was on island on Friday, March 26, for the commissioning
ceremony of the 25-‐foot Contender Marine Patrol Craft.
ceremony, held on the grounds of the Canine Unit Compound, was also
attended by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis;
Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and
Cancellation of Grand Bahama COVID-19 Vaccine Exercise
- Mar 27, 2021 - 5:14:32 PM
Grand Bahama Health Services wishes to advise the public that due
to over-subscription of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, the session
for Saturday March 27, 2021 has been cancelled until further notice.
replenishment of our vaccine stock, the public will be advised when the
vaccination exercise will resume, via local and social media. Persons
who have already received a vaccine but did not receive a Vaccine Card
will be advised of a day for pick up...
Persons using The Bahamas Court System now able to conduct cashless transactions
- Mar 26, 2021 - 4:52:15 PM
The Hon. Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree explained that with the
integration of The Bahamas Digital Payment Platform (DigiPay) into the
court process, persons using the courts in the country will be able to
conduct cashless transactions by using a credit card or debit card to
pay fees for filing court documents; fines imposed by the courts and
traffic tickets in the Traffic Court.
“The DigiPay Platform will be available in New Providence in the Magistrates Courts, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal...